Once back at the boat, we finished emptying it out and laying some of our stuff out to dry while we waited for our ride. The kids were thrilled to see us again and had fun playing around the boat while we finished packing stuff up.
As my dad and I were loading the boat onto the trailer, we could see a very dark, ugly looking cold front coming from the north. We barely got things covered and strapped down when it hit. There was a blast of cold air, the wind very quickly whipped up whitecaps on Chocoloskee Bay, and then the rain hit. It continued to rain pretty hard most of our drive down to Key Largo. After settling into the condo in Key Largo, we swallowed our pride and headed over to Bay Cove to visit some Watertribe finishers. We enjoyed our time there, visiting and sharing stories. The highlight was being there as NiteNavigator and NiteSong finished. It was incredible watching them paddle in, I want to be able to paddle like that some day!
We enjoyed a fantastic sunset, then headed back "home" for a great grilled steak dinner, thanks Dad!!